GALAX launches GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 with cryptomining limiter

Published: May 13th 2021, 12:50 GMT   Comments

GALAX releases RTX 3060 series with cryptomining limiter

NVIDIA GA104-202 and GA106-302 GPUs.

Last week we reported that GALAX has begun releasing its new series called ‘FG’ which probably stands for ‘For Gamers’. This way Galax will be differentiating its new LHR-based graphics card from the existing offer. The LHR GPUs have reduced cryptomining hash rate which makes them less profitable to miners.

Along with the new RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, GALAX also launches its RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 graphics cards. We had no information on RTX 3060 Ti being launched as an LHR model, so this is the first confirmation that a full lineup (with one exception) gets LHR refresh. The only exception might be the RTX 3090, which some of our sources claim is not getting a cryptolimiter.

GALAX RTX 30 LHR series specifications, Source: GALAX

It appears that other board partners are slowly prepping to refresh their lineup as well. MSI, for instance, might launch its entire lineup with a PLUS moniker. Interestingly, even the Radeon series would get such a “Plus” refresh. However, unlike the NVIDIA series, AMD cards are not expected to introduce a similar Ethereum limiter, as AMD officially confirmed there are no such plans.

MSI RTX 30 LHR series, Source: EEC

For those wondering how much does the new limiter affect the hash rate in Ethereum, GALAX provides some figures:

  • RTX 3080 LHR: 43 MH/s
  • RTX 3070 LHR: 25 MH/s
  • RTX 3060Ti LHR: 25 MH/s
  • RTX 3060 LHR: 20 MH/s

This should represent half of the mining performance of existing models before optimizations. Those figures will likely go higher once such optimizations are implemented.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Roadmap
Q3 2020Q4 2020Q1 2021Q2 2021
GeForce RTX 3090
PG163/PG132 SKU 30
GeForce RTX 3090
GA102-302 (LHR?)
PG163/PG132 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
GA102-225 (LHR)
PG132 SKU 18
GeForce RTX 3080
PG133/PG132 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3080
GA102-202 (LHR)
PG133/PG132 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
GA104-400 (LHR)
PG141 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3070
PG142 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3070
GA104-302 (LHR)
PG141 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
PG190/PG142 SKU 20
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
GA104-202 (LHR)
PG190/PG142 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3060
PG190 SKU 60
GeForce RTX 3060
GA106-302 (LHR)
PG190 SKU 51

Source: GALAX

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